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  March 19, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Upend the Hospital Hierarchy

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

The current clinical hierarchy, a top-down structure where power starts with physicians and flows down to nurses, is flawed. Is this really the best way to care for patients? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Trouble with Nurse Practitioners

At a time when healthcare institutions need and should be hiring more APRNs, turf battles, nurse practitioner shortages, and state laws are stubbornly standing in the way. >>>

CMS Unveils Hospital Violations Database

A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>

The Cardio Service Line, Rebooted

The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>

CDI Prevention Protocols Maddeningly Inconsistent

Not only does Clostridium difficile infection kill 14,000 patients a year in the U.S. while racking up costs of roughly $1 billion, but providers are all over the map in their attempts to stop it. >>>

Readmissions Prevention Begins at Admission

The first step toward curbing hospital readmissions is to identify, upon admission, patients who might be at risk for congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pneumonia. >>>

Does Primary Care Need To Be Retooled?

The president of Partners Healthcare and a Harvard University economist contend that primary care in the U.S. needs to be restructured to improve physician business practices and provide more value for patients. >>>



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News Headlines

Hospitals mobilize to tackle alarm fatigue

The Day, March 19, 2013

Quinnipiac seeking cadavers for new medical school

Hartford Courant, March 19, 2013

Opinion: Healing the hospital hierarchy

The New York Times, March 18, 2013

New HIPAA rules pose challenges for healthcare industry

Reuters, March 18, 2013

MN healthcare exchange heads for final votes

The Star Tribune / Associated Press, March 15, 2013

LifePoint's Bill Carpenter wants to keep patients out of hospitals

Nashville Business Journal, March 18, 2013

Families may gain from observing CPR

The New York Times, March 14, 2013

The downside to private hospital rooms

The Atlantic, March 14, 2013

MO House endorses healthcare conscience measure

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press, March 13, 2013

Hospital privatization could impact thousands of LA employees

The Advocate, March 13, 2013



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